In order to support our members and the CIPD activity in the market, we created local communities, our regions, nations and our network of local branches.
We have a thriving network of local branches that are run by CIPD members who are people professionals and are volunteering their spare time, their skills, talent and experience in support of our charitable purpose of Championing Better Work and Working Lives. Our branch committee members dedicate their time to extend the voice of CIPD through a portfolio of events, programmes and activities dedicated to engaging and supporting local CIPD members, non-members and students.
As CIPD's most important face to face channel to connect and engage with the profession, the Branch Network continues to evolve in terms of the value it brings to CIPD and to everyone that engages with it.
Find your branch below to read more about their work in your area, their current activities and the events lined up in their calendar and how you can get involved.
Responding to the coronavirus
Due to the current coronavirus situation and to support the well-being of our volunteers and members, we have made the decision there will be no face to face branch events until end of December 2020. Many branches will deliver sessions via virtual means and we ask you to check with the individual branch directly regarding their programme of events. Thank you for your support at this time.
Find your local branch
Here are a few facts about our branch network:
- We have 52 branches across the UK, designing and delivering over 1,000 continuous professional development, learning and networking interventions on a wide range of sector topics supporting people professionals to become experts on expert on people, work and change.
- Our local branches are led by more than 900 CIPD members that volunteer their time to support CIPD and the profession. They represent people professionals across every size of organisation or sector, with experiences ranging from students through to HR Directors.
- Branches provide a critical platform for special interest groups and policy advisors who address key CIPD insights and research on a wealth of HR and L&D topics and current agendas.
- On an annual basis, branches engage more than 40,000 people in face-to-face and peer support activities every year and create a significant digital footprint through email newsletters, webinars, social media and online communities.
The primary purpose of our branches is to act as a channel for CIPD member and potential member engagement at a local level, in accordance with the CIPD's strategic priorities and in support of its purpose by creating local networks for practitioners, drive engagement and learning activities to build capability engage people professionals across all levels of experience, sectors and specialisms every year.
While our branches are a primary benefit of CIPD membership they are open and inclusive to people professionals, policymakers and business leaders outside the membership.